Tribute to mothers #4 - this story beautifully captures how selfless a mother can be. I love the term superpowers used by @atiqahrad because I'm sure for many, their mothers are their superwomen!
When I was growing up, I usually get that surprised look from my friends when they hear the stories of my life. I am only 26 but it is suffice to say that I’ve seen a lot in life, more so than most people my age. They would say “I’m speechless. It doesn’t show.” Why, I would ask. And they would reply, because of the smile you and your family always put on. Then again, I grew up seeing her smile - my mother’s.
Despite all the things that weigh her down, the curve on her lips is seldom a frown. When I was 10, my brothers were 6 and 2 respectively; the responsibility to raise us became hers alone. Yet never have I seen her abandon love, even if love had at one point abandoned her completely.
There were many times as I grew up I saw her offering her shoulders for people who needed comfort, even when we knew the one who needed the most comfort was her. Then when these people she comforted betrayed her kindness, there were times I couldn’t understand, why does she kept on giving even when the world seemed to have taken so much from her? But now I do.
When destiny made her a single mother, it also gifted her with superpowers. The ability to be kind, even when people have not been kind to you, that’s strength. To give and give, despite not having a lot of things, that’s richness. That’s the legacy that she had taught us and I am fortunate to call her, my mother.